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German Newsreel: Uboat sinks Courageous

Published 1943

This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. This film celebrates the German U-boats, and especially the sinking of the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous by submarine-launched torpedo. Adolf Hitler is seen decorating a U-boat crew. Featured submarines: Type IX (9) U-boats U-38 and U-37.

Run time 4 minutes 1 seconds
Producer German Newsreel
Audio/Visual sound, black and white
Language English


Reviewer: Bahama Billy - - April 3, 2011
Subject: the whole archive
I would not use this archive again, as they use time code on all the film. Was this their intention that no one else could use the video?

I suggest taking all the videos down because they are useless
Reviewer: tenterfoot - - August 22, 2010
Subject: U-37
There is more on this submarine's previous career on the Collecting History site. She was a top 'scorer' and survived to the end of the war.
Reviewer: CapnPugwash - - May 6, 2010
Subject: wrong fim/description

sorry but this is the wrong film - it should be "Graf Spee" but is "The bombing of the USS..."

And now it has added it it to the wrong film page ... gets worse and worse lol